MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined $37,363 by the NFL for two hits on Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota.READ MORE: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
Vernon was docked for a pair of roughing-the-passer infractions. On the hit that hurt Mariota, Vernon was fined $17,363. He then was given a $20,000 fine for hitting Mariota in the head and neck area on another player.READ MORE: Parkland Families Say They Want The Death Penalty
Mariota injured his left medial collateral ligament on Vernon’s low hit and will not play this week against Atlanta.
Also fined was Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien, who was flagged for a late hit on Texans QB Brian Hoyer and docked $8,681.MORE NEWS: Push For State To Require Teaching Of Asian American History In Public Schools
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